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Space travel could create language unintelligible to people on Earth

Let's say a contingent of people boards a so-called "generation ship," a fully-stocked world-onto-itself spacecraft...

An ancient tomcat skeleton is found along the Silk Road

What they haven't found yet is the proto-SF novel that can was reading....

A catastrophic asteroid shower hit Earth & moon 800 million years...

Moon crater data sheds light on a 800 million year old catastrophe

What is the viewing experience of VR porn really like?

Want to know where the future is going? Don't read SF - study the porn industry. (Don't worry, this article is family-friendly.)

How to catch Comet NEOWISE before it’s gone

If you can't wait 6,800 years, you better get out there and look now

Urban foxes self-evolve, exhibiting Darwin’s domesticationsyndrome

Fox's self-domestication may echo that of cats and dogs

NASA’s new project lets you take a simulated ride in a...

Now this is what we call an amusement park ride

NASA videos show what sunsets look like elsewhere in the galaxy

Don't let the sun go down on me, unless it's Mars or some other world I see...

Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world

Imagine if, in our search, we did encounter alien organisms but failed to recognize them as actual life.

New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence

Could you and everything else in the universe actually be an "emergent subthought"? Klee Irwin thinks so.

Long spaceflights change astronauts’ brain structure, new study suggests

Astronauts have swelled heads. Literally.

These 7 countries and companies are going to Mars in the...

It's starting to get crowded on planet Mars

Humans were born to run. Exoskeletons might make us betterat it.

These exoskeletons might let you out-run a Terminator

New study deepens the controversy over Planet Nine’s existence

Is there a mysterious Planet Nine hiding in the outskirts of our solar system? While there've been hypotheses making such claims, a new study looks to disprove its existence.

New AI improves itself through Darwinian-style evolution

Should we be comfortable with Machine Learning?

5 effortless, science-backed changes to your isolation workspace that will improve...

Make your inside more like your regular day and you may be happier and more prductive

Tracking COVID-19 in real time: Using tech to preventoutbreaks

No testing? Here's one solution.

Gamma-ray space telescope study may have spotted dark matter

By comparing data derived from gravitational lensing and gamma ray observations....

5 effortless, science-backed changes to your isolation workspace that will improve...

Some tips for getting along in our current circumstances

New nuclear fusion reactor design may be a breakthrough

Get some small idea of the challenges facing the design of a fusion reactor

New dinosaur-age cockroaches discovered

Doesn't matter where or when they come from, Sgt. Keegan does not like roaches!

Permafrost is thawing so fast it’s gouging holes in theArctic

Rapid thawing of the permafrost needs to be incorporated into climate change models

2 new ways to find aliens, according to a Nobel Prize...

Two possible new strategies for SETI

Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Music's effect on animals is species-specific, and seems to require sounds similar to those an animal has encountered in their environment.

Mystery effect speeds up the universe – not dark energy, says...

Could the Casimir Effect be responsible for the universe's accelerating expansion?

Getting the public ready for the first Mars samples

Are we facing an "Andromeda Straini" scenario?

5 neuroscience reality checks, from a top neuroscientist

Humans are unique. So is every species

Europe’s new space mission to uncover ‘Truths’ on climate change

Climate research in spaaaaaace!